Title: Using principles of Universal Design for Learning when introducing new learning opportunities, for a diverse and inclusive MSc programme.

Author: Sarah Greenwood

Theme: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework used to optimise teaching for accessibility for all learners. It applies the Universal Design framework that originally came out of design and architecture to the design of teaching resources, the aim being to remove barriers to learning by having a flexible approach built in. Using the guiding principles of UDL, we can design our resources to be flexible and inclusive. Here, I show how UDL can be applied when diversifying the range of learning opportunities on an online MSc programme in order to ensure that material is accessible to, and equally benefits all learners. I showcase examples where the approach has already been implemented and suggest new applications for future improvements.